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Forum: Tech Help 05-06-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By yambrovich
Need research help - 111 4 cylinder engine

Hi all,
I have been asked to help find a car for my niece (first vehicle) and I'm thinking of a '97 C230. My wife and I own / drive a 93 300CE cabriolet and a 1997 C280 plus have owned and sold...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By yambrovich
Get a copy of the Mercedes Benz repair &...

Get a copy of the Mercedes Benz repair & maintenance CD-ROM for your car. Great stuff that you can print out one portion at a time, as needed.

Also, check out a book called the E-Class Bible -...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By yambrovich
you may not like this answer

I think that the key to your situation lies in a part of your posting - you rebuilt the wiring harness for it yourself because it was crumbling.

Your car is a 1993 so this sounds to me like your...
Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By yambrovich
I don't think it's "glue", it's probably...

I don't think it's "glue", it's probably double-sided mounting tape. You can go to a body-shop supply place (many times an old-timey auto parts stores will have it too) and get some.
Apply the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-20-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By yambrovich
Aftermarket H.U. - update

RichardM98,
I agree with you and even before you posted it, went with a Kenwood H.U. with built-in Bluetooth to allow hands-free phone use.

I simply disconnected the CD changer in the back...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,219
Posted By yambrovich
Putting blocks in front of and behind the wheels...

Putting blocks in front of and behind the wheels would probably help prevent this type of mishap. It has happened to me too (others on the board too I'll bet...) but I learned a tremendously...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By yambrovich
1997 C-280. Remote/blade key $254?!?!?

I just acquired a sweet little 1997 C-280. There is only one key (the "switchblade type with "remote" to unlock doors) so I went to Smythe European in San Jose today to order a new one. (Having...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 03-10-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By yambrovich
Add aftermarket head unit to stock Bose system

Hi all,
I just bought a 1997 C-280 and I have some questions. I hope that someone has experience with this situation and can provide some answers for me.

The car has the original factory...
Forum: Tech Help 03-10-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By yambrovich
"New to me" - how do I discover the service history??

Hi all,
I've been around on the forum for a while but haven't been active recently. Two days ago, my wife and I bought a sweet little 1997 C-280. I think it's a one-owner car with 129K miles. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-07-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By yambrovich
Could be corrosion on the connector. Sounds like...

Could be corrosion on the connector. Sounds like it might possibly be a wire with a break. While it is in a stationary position it has continuity and current passes thru to the bulb. If it moves a...
Forum: Tech Help 03-07-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By yambrovich
New to me W202

Hi all!
Long time MBZ owner, first time W202 owner. Just bought it 3 hours ago.

I found a '97 with just 129K miles on it. A dent on the fender, other than that it's CHERRY. Nice compliment to...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,390
Posted By yambrovich
W124 coupes

Ah, coupes are rare but the E-class cabrio is more rare yet. Pretty nice beast, known as the A-124. Came to the US only in 1993, 1994 and 1995 to my knowledge.

Mine is white. :D
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,103
Posted By yambrovich
I made my own

One time I bent a 10-d (10-penny) nail and used that. The latest time I needed to use this tool, I was changing the water pump on my 89 W124.

I ended up going to a hardware store, buying a...
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By yambrovich
Thumbs up thank you

You know, it's really strange.

That entire section doesn't show up at all. When I dig into the folders for the 103 engine, I can find it and all of the related items by job number (i.e....
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By yambrovich
WATER PUMP - where to find on repair CD-ROM?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

I've got an '89 300E that I'm going to replace the water pump on. I've got the factory repair/maintenance CD-ROMs but for some reason I cannot find the water pump or...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By yambrovich
Thanks Steve!!

Thanks for your counsel Steve. I suspected that DOT4 brake fluid would be a mistake...

As I said, I was concerned that I might mess something up (seals, pump, who knows) and on this car, that's...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By yambrovich
Which hydraulic fluid for Cabriolet?

I have a 1993 300CE cabriolet (A124). On Friday, while stopped in HOT weather (98F) in traffic, I decided I'd had enough of my rotisserie chicken imitation and went to put the top up. I was on a...
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,496
Posted By yambrovich
SWEET!! Next step please

Arthur,
Thanks a lot for the very clear instruction. I did exactly what you said.
The codes that read out were 5, 10 and 19. What do those mean?

Now, how does "the memory get reset back...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By yambrovich
103 valve stem seals - how difficult to do?

I need to replace the valve stem seals on my '89 300E with 103 engine. Parts (Fastlane) less than $50. How difficult is this to do?
Can an owner with medium mechanical skills do this at home...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,496
Posted By yambrovich
HOW DO I?? Reset the check engine light

I have a '93 300 CE cabriolet (known as an A124). The check engine light has been lit for quite a while and my indie diagnosed it as an Air Mass Sensor that needed replacing. Being rather...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By yambrovich
With damage THAT significant, it shouldn't have...

With damage THAT significant, it shouldn't have been just a "pull it out and paint it" or "slap in a dismantler-supplied used panel" type of repair.
A good body shop should have put this on a...
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By yambrovich
Need HELP with removing driver seat '93 300CE

Hi Deanyel,
Thanks for your reply. The control module and buttons are on the door, the actual mechanism (in my mind) is under the seat.
I was hoping that I could get somebody to help me with...
Forum: Tech Help 12-17-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By yambrovich
HELP for Removing driver seat '93 300CE

Hi y'all! I've got slight problem and I'm hoping somebody can help.
I've got a 93 300CE Cabriolet and need to remove my driver's seat. A portion of the seat bracket broke and I'll need to...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2005, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By yambrovich
W124 cruise control surge - vacuum?

Are there any vacuum components in the cruise control system on an '89 300E? I bought the car with 94,500 miles on it and within 1500 miles the cruise control amp gave out, so I had it replaced. (I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,017
Posted By yambrovich
Exclamation Sun visor repair - I think I've got it!!!

About 6 weeks ago, I posted about a W124 sun visor (driver's side) that had fallen out / off and asked for help with a fix. I had looked at the archives and found that everyone said that there was...
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2005, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By yambrovich
Question W124 sun visor - fell off

OK,
I haven't been on the board for a while. Things look different (GREAT!!) Thanks to all who spend time making this forum available to all of us. I'm not sure how to search the archive any...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2004, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By yambrovich
Starter problem

Stephanie,
I would also check both the ground and positive cable / wire on the battery to make sure that neither is loose or corroded.

Did your car do this BEFORE you had the new XM radio...
Forum: Tech Help 12-25-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By yambrovich
Exclamation Moonroof stuck

I've got a 1989 300E (W124) and had a bracket break in the sunroof mechanism early this year. Bracket is part of the tilt-up-in-back feature (when you need ventilation but not sunshine or rain) and...
Forum: Tech Help 12-25-2004, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By yambrovich
Non-working cruise control

I bought a 1989 300E about 5 years ago and within 4 weeks of purchasing it, the cruise control went out. On a 300E (W124), I understand that this is typical around 100,000 miles (car had 96,000 on...
Forum: Tech Help 05-17-2004, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By yambrovich
Need recommendation for indie shop in Schertz, TX

My daughter lives in beautiful downtown (heck, I don't know) Schertz TX, just outside of San Antonio. She owns (here's daddy's influence coming through) a 1993 300E (3.2) that she bought herself for...
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